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Facebook Nabs Elizabeth Olsen for New Streaming Series


Facebook has ordered a 10-episode dramedy starring and executive-produced by Elizabeth Olsen. The currently untitled series will run on the Facebook Watch platform.

The series was created and written by Kit Steinkellner, and the showrunners are  Lizzy Weiss, creator of Switched at Birth. James Ponsoldt (director of The Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour) will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the series, including the pilot.

This is the first high-end series to be ordered by Facebook; the project was initially set up for Showtime.

The premise has yet to be revealed, but it is believed that Olsen will be playing a widow who is dealing with the loss of her spouse, as well as trying to connect with her past relationships.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the group we have brought together for this show,” Olsen said. “Kit’s story has been near and dear to me for years and I can’t wait to share our dark, funny, and complicated show with the world. “

[via Deadline]

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